Robert Pattinson has a new interview with the Washington Post for the promotion of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, and he talks about everything from the fan attention, people’s perceptions of his and Kristen Stewart’s relationship, and whether he would ever be part of Star Wars.
When talking about the massive fan attention, which first started at the Comic-Con for the very first Twilight movie, Rob says, “Yeah, I mean, it’s kind of exciting, but it just seems so separate. It’s always seemed so separate — that whole part of it — from doing the actual movies. That’s never changed for me. It’s a totally independent part of the job. You always get asked more about that aspect of it than anything else, you know, all the screaming and stuff. And I’ve never had a single lucid, analytical thought about it. It still just seems like screaming to me.”
He also adds that the first Twilight movie was the most meaningful for him to film, saying, “It was just an entirely different world. For one thing, it was just a really, really fun movie to shoot. It was difficult and it was crazy, but the experience was so different. Just having a really big, young cast as well — I have never done anything like it since. Everyone was kind of unknown and had a feeling about the movie. There was definitely some excitement there, that it could either be a total miss or something could happen with it.” The interviewer also segues into a question about his relationship with Kristen being used as a ‘marketing tool’, and Rob replies, “[Pauses, then laughs] For one thing, it would be a terrible marketing tool, and it’s not utilized very well at all. People will say anything. I’m still amazed that people even believe anything [that’s said about us]. I mean, it’s one of the craziest things about the whole situation, where you can see the whole — is paradigm the right word? — of celebrity gossip, celebrity culture type stuff that’s literally entirely made up. There’s a story line. You have a set character and your story line is written for you. And it doesn’t matter what you do. I talked to Reese Witherspoon about it a while ago, and she was the person who really told me, you get given a character. I mean, I’ve literally tried to do things to throw people off, and it just doesn’t get printed.”
Pattinson is also asked whether he would take a part in the new Star Wars movie, if offered, and replies, “In Star Wars? Oh, absolutely. In a heartbeat.” He adds that he’ll take the part even if it ends up being Jar Jar, adding, “I actually kind of like Jar-Jar. I don’t understand what the big deal is about Jar-Jar.I was talking to somebody the other day about how sometimes having all the merchandising and everything is kind of exciting. I still want to have a light saber. I want to buy the toys and stuff. I like the idea that the fandom will create the universe on its own just because it’s so huge, and there are so many things to buy into and invest in.”